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Algiers (1938) was a Drama - Mystery Film directed by John Cromwell and produced by Walter Wanger.

Academy Awards 1938 --- Ceremony Number 11 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorCharles BoyerNominated
Best Supporting ActorGene LockhartNominated
Best Art DirectionAlexander ToluboffNominated
Best CinematographyJames Wong HoweNominated
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The Battle of Algiers (1966)

By Beatrice on Apr 8, 2019 From Flickers in Time

The Battle of Algiers (La battaglia di Algeri) Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo Written by Franco Salinas and Gillo Pontecorvo 1966/Italy/Algiers Casbah Film/Igor Film Repeat viewing/Netflix rental One of 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Ben M’Hidi: And doesn’t it seem to you even mor... Read full article


1001 Classic Movies: Algiers

By Amanda Garrett on Aug 29, 2016 From Old Hollywood Films

Algiers, starring Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr, is one of the 1001 classic movies you should see. Each Monday, I'm going to recommend a classic movie you should see (for the reasons behind the 1001 series and reviews of earlier films covered go here). August's theme coincides with TCM's Summer U... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 5, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Being rather oblivious to the relations between France and Algeria as well as the battle of Algiers, this documentary-style film proved to be an enlightening and thoroughly engaging historical exercise. I certainly can not corroborate all the facts, but the reality is, The Battle of Algiers is one o... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Sep 5, 2015 From 4 Star Films

Being rather oblivious to the relations between France and Algeria as well as the battle of Algiers, this documentary-style film proved to be an enlightening and thoroughly engaging historical exercise. I certainly cannot corroborate all the facts, but the reality is, The Battle of Algiers is one of... Read full article


The Battle of Algiers (1966, Gillo Pontecorvo)

By Andrew Wickliffe on Mar 6, 2015 From The Stop Button

The Battle of Algiers is brilliantly constructed. Director Pontecorvo deceptively frames the film–he also gives most sequences a date and time, which shows the viewer how greater events are progressing, but Pontecovro also gives multiple times in a day, which puts the viewer on edge even thoug... Read full article


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Gaby: It's late. I must go.
Pepe le Moko: Suppose you don't come tomorrow?
Gaby: Suppose I don't? Can't you ever get away from the Casbah?
Pepe le Moko: Why do you ask?
Gaby: Can't you?
Pepe le Moko: No. I'm caught here, like a bear in a hole. Dogs barking, hunters all around, no way out of it. Do you like that? Maybe it's lucky for you.
Gaby: I don't like it. And it's not lucky.
Pepe le Moko: You're right. If you don't come back, I might do anything. I might go down to your hotel to get you.
Gaby: Tomorrow, Pepe.
Pepe le Moko: Tomorrow?
Gaby: I never break a promise.


Pepe le Moko: You're beautiful. That's easy to say. I know that other people have told you. But what I'm telling you is different, see? For to me you're more than that.


Pepe le Moko: What did you do before?
Gaby: Before what?
Pepe le Moko: Before... the jewels.
Gaby: I wanted them.


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Facts about

Finnish visa # 022262.
The cast and credits are based on the 98-minute print shown on Turner Classic Movies, but the AFI Catalogue lists slightly different changes which suggest that their print may have been a re-release. In the AFI Catalogue listing, Sigrid Gurie's name is above the title with the rest of the cast list the same. The crew credits are identical, except that James Wong Howe is credited for "photography" instead of "director of photography." The latter terminology was rare in 1938, but not unheard of.
Charles Boyer's often repeated, and parodied, line "Come with me to the Casbah" was in the trailers but was never actually said in the film. According to an article in Smithsonian Magazine (July 2007), the line came from an impersonation of Boyer by the cartoon character Pepé Le Pew, in The Cats Bah, an animated short."
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